Andrea Mantilla is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. She specializes in working with children and adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, behavioral disruptions and life transitions, such as parental divorce. Andrea has extensive training in play therapy techniques and incorporates them with client centered approach, tailoring each therapeutic expertise to fit the client’s particular needs. Andrea also enjoys helping parents, empowering them with knowledge and tools to navigate various parenting concerns with a positive discipline framework focused on fostering and nurturing parent-child relationships. Andrea believes her life’s purpose is to guide families into raising emotionally intelligent children and adolescents that will later on become emotionally healthy adults.
Andrea attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology with minors in Education and Spanish. During her undergraduate studies, Andrea worked in various Boulder Valley schools where she mentored children and adolescents. She continued her education at Nova Southeastern University, where she earned a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. Andrea has also completed a Postgraduate degree in Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy at Instituto Galene, Madrid, Spain to enhance her clinical skills in Spanish. Prior to working at MFS, Andrea worked with children, adolescents and families in the school and group practice settings offering individual, group and family therapy services. Andrea is very grateful to be a part of the MFS team